True Nature of the War on Men

by baldilocks During my recent Road Trip, I visited my parents in New Mexico twice -- once on the way out and once on the way back to LA. ( Side note: many who follow me on social media are aghast that I returned to CA, but I specifically said that I would return, though … Continue reading True Nature of the War on Men

Tripped

by baldilocks Well the danger on the rocks is surely past  Still I remain tied to the mast  Could it be that I have found my home at last  Home at last -- Steely Dan, "Home at Last." Aja, W. Becker, D. Fagan. 1977. Only hours ago, I returned to Los Angeles from my truncated Road Trip. … Continue reading Tripped

Proper Saladry

by baldilocks A special repost in honor of a loved one whose early death was helped along by poor eating habits. Yes, I can occasionally be caught live in the kitchen. Look quick. When growing up, my dinner task was making the salad. My mom bought the goods and I prepared them to her exacting … Continue reading Proper Saladry

Taking It to the Street

by baldilocks At the Weekly Standard, Matt Labash interviews Sabo, "America's Preeminent Right-Wing Street Artist." In this most liberal of cities (where even unaffiliated voters outnumber registered Republicans) and out of these modest digs, Sabo runs a one-man torture emporium. His victims include everyone from lefty politicians and Big Tech overlords to smug celebrities who … Continue reading Taking It to the Street

Removing the Reasons

by baldilocks From the Daily Wire: Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs out of fear of Trump Administration crackdowns coming done the pike, reported POLITICO on Monday. Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with … Continue reading Removing the Reasons

Easy Yoke, Light Burden

by baldilocks Today was one of those days when I didn't know what I was going to write about until the last second. Then, "out of the blue," God gave me something. My deadline is always 400PM PST and I was a little panicky in my search for a topic, though the boss is very … Continue reading Easy Yoke, Light Burden

Breaking Free

by baldilocks Andrew Klavan: One of my theories about the classic gangster television series The Sopranos is that creator David Chase recognized an important truth about the structure of TV storytelling. In normal stories, a protagonist is placed in a situation that uniquely challenges his character so that in traveling through the arc of the story he … Continue reading Breaking Free

Unwanted Eyeballs

by baldilocks I think we already knew this. How else to you think those ads are able to show you what you've just been shopping for? While the public has been focused on the ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google has largely avoided public scrutiny about its data collection practices despite having the ability to … Continue reading Unwanted Eyeballs

Movement

by baldilocks I plan on coming back to California after my upcoming Odyssey, but it's easy to understand why this is happening. Richer Americans are moving to the coasts while poorer families are relocating to the Rust Belt as part of a national gentrification trend that is dividing the haves and have-nots geographically, according to … Continue reading Movement

Trump Forces IC Elite to Squeal

Like the pigs they are. by baldilocks Normally, I try to offer something that few other bloggers are talking about, but not this time. I remain fascinated by the very existence of John Brennan, former director of the CIA, and his sense of entitlement to this country's national security secrets. Even more riveting that his … Continue reading Trump Forces IC Elite to Squeal

On Loyalty

by baldilocks Since yesterday, the latest in Donald Trump news is that former White House aide and Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault-Newman is about to publish a book -- title: Unhinged -- a tell-all on the Trump Administration. One of her accusations is that Donald Trump repeatedly used the n-word on the Apprentice set and that there is celluloid … Continue reading On Loyalty

History Repeating in Africa?

by baldilocks China in Africa. Chinese corporations are all over Africa.  In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That's a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their … Continue reading History Repeating in Africa?

Why You Should Believe Very Little of What You See

by baldilocks And now for something completely different. Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the All-American life. She’s blonde. Her husband is a veteran Marine. Her two children, a boy and a girl, joined the military as … Continue reading Why You Should Believe Very Little of What You See

Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

One of them anyway ... by baldilocks Well I guess I understand why the DHS is doing this, but ... Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program … Continue reading Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

Diagnosis: TDS

by baldilocks Anatomy of mass psychosis. For the past two years, a particular power group has sought to explain away its loss of power – or rather, its loss of the Presidency, as it still holds a predominance of institutional power – by creation of a myth. Mainstream media is known for its herd behavior, … Continue reading Diagnosis: TDS

Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

by baldilocks The New Rules In Effect Jazz Shaw at Hot Air notices some interesting things about a Washington Post editorial. In 2002, the United States and Canada secured [an] arrangement, known as a “safe third country” agreement. It has worked because Canada is, in fact, a safe third country: Migrants who apply for asylum … Continue reading Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Stuff Spock Said. Am I reading this correctly? "Fight for $15" is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. (...) On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington's … Continue reading Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

Churchill, Obama, and Trump

by baldilocks Among the alleged missteps that President Trump made -- note the word alleged -- during his trip to the United Kingdom, one of them brings up a memory I have about Trump's predecessor. Donald Trump sparks fury posing arrogantly in an armchair used by heroic wartime leader Winston Churchill. Critics slammed Trump for … Continue reading Churchill, Obama, and Trump

Making a Break For It

by baldilocks It's tough to write much today especially since I don't feel like talking about Brett Kavanaugh -- President Trump's SCOTUS pick -- or the Left's nationwide and 20-month long temper tantrum over losing the 2016 presidential election. What I feel like talking about is escaping -- yes, from California, if only temporarily. In … Continue reading Making a Break For It

Patrons, Serfs, and Turf

by baldilocks I'm going to tell you a secret about this. Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment“ with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their “recent failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters “from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP." We write … Continue reading Patrons, Serfs, and Turf